Discover a city touched by a genius; discover Mackintosh’s masterpieces throughout Glasgow, the famed architect and designer has really left his mark on this fascinating city. Over 150 years on from his birth, ICT has designed a tour to celebrate his famous landmarks and iconic artworks. It touches on the personal
design of his own home, his pure and vivid imagination and a chance to take in the recently restored ‘Mackintosh in the Willow’ tearooms.
• 3 nights Half Board in 3* accommodation
• Free entry to The Hunterian - where there is an opportunity for you to visit Mackintosh House (payable locally, max. 12 people at a time)
• Entry to Kelvingrove Art Gallery
• Entry to The Lighthouse
• Afternoon tea & tour in the restored Mackintosh in the Willow tearooms
• Audio guided visit to House for An Art Lover
3* Bothwell Bridge, Bothwell (or similar)
• Lift • Bar • Wifi
• Coach parking
• Tea/coffee making facilities in room
Upgraded option from £319pp
4* Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel, Glasgow
Day 1: Arrive and settle into your hotel base.
Day 2: ‘The Lighthouse’ was the first public commissioned building completed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Inside which the spiral staircase leads to a Mackintosh Interpretation Centre and top floor viewing platform with views over the city – a great place to start your Mackintosh tour. Afternoon visit to one of the newly restored Mackintosh landmarks in the city – ‘Mackintosh in the Willow’. Take a tour of the original Willow tearooms Building explaining points of its recent 4-year restoration, followed by a spot of well-deserved afternoon tea of course!
Day 3: We start today with a trip to The Hunterian, part of Glasgow University, where inside apart from the museum and art gallery lies Mackintosh House, a recreated interior of his adult home from 1906 when he remodeled a Victorian terrace house with his wife Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh. The interior wonderfully omits natural light, an interior that would not look out of place in a home of today, over 100 years later. (Note that admission to the house is on a first come first served basis, payable locally with a maximum 12 people per visit). Afternoon visit to the treasured Kelvingrove Art Gallery, where you’ll find the largest permanent display of works in the world from the key members of the Glasgow Style Movement including Mackintosh - as well as works from Dali, the Dutch Masters and French Impressionists.
Day 4: Depart hotel after breakfast. There is one more special Mackintosh highlight to take in on this tour - ‘House for An Art Lover’. This was the Mackintosh design entered into German competition in 1901 which was admired by academics and architects alike for the past century and finally brought to life in the 1990’s. It sits in the beautiful landscaped Bellahouston Park.